First announced four whole years ago at E3 2013, Kingdom Hearts 3 has been teased a handful of times since then, with fans growing more and more impatient for the release of the game with each passing year.
On this Kingdom Hearts 3 hub, we'll round up all the information about the game that we can find, including the Kingdom Hearts 3 release date, Kingdom Hearts 3 characters and worlds that could be featured.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Essential Information:
- Release Date: TBC 2018
- Price: TBC, likely fully priced $59.99
- Developer: Square Enix
- Publisher: Square Enix:
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Genre: Action, Role-Playing
Kingdom Hearts 3 Release Date and Price
For a long time we had pretty much no idea when Kingdom Hearts 3 would eventually release. It was first shown off alongside the redesigned Final Fantasy XV at E3 2013, and while FFXV released last year, Kingdom Hearts 3 appeared to still be in limbo.
Easing concerns somewhat, 2018 was given as a Kingdom Hearts 3 release date at the Disney D23 Expo in California, with the brand new trailer featured just below being shown off to the audience.
The Story and Worlds in Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts is a crossover series, blending the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy into one, and the player will take on the role of Sora, alongside allies like Donald and Goofy. The group of heroes travel across various worlds, visiting various characters and interacting with them in personal quests and adventures.
The worlds listed below can be entered and explored in Kingdom Hearts 3, and plenty of Disney characters from the likes of Tangled and Big Hero 6 will feature in the game.
- Kingdom of Corona
- Big Hero 6
- Mount Olympus
- Twilight Town
- Mysterious Tower
- Toy Story
The world of Toy Story in Kingdom Hearts 3 was only just confirmed at the D23 Expo 2017, when a trailer for the game showed Sora and his party entering Andy's bedroom, where the Toy Story films traditionally take place. We then met Woody and Buzz, along with other Toy Story characters like Hamm and Rex, all of which will be featured in Kingdom Hearts 3 when it eventually releases in 2018.
It should be noted that, while Disney has acquired the licenses to franchises like Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar, many of these won’t be appearing in Kingdom Hearts 3, due to existing licensing deals, such as EA being given the licensing deal for Star Wars with Star Wars Battlefront.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will revolve around 3-person parties, but other characters can join in the fight in various worlds, so we could see Rapunzel joining our heroes in the Kingdom of Corona. The traversal abilities of our protagonist Sora have also been overhauled, allowing to climb over obstacles in the environment in order to reach and unlock new areas in each world.
For now, this is all the information for Kingdom Hearts 3 that we have to go on, as although a release window of 2018 was recently given for the game after a tumultuous development period, we'll keep our ears peeled for any additional information that breaks about the game.
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